Franklin County man flees Wake Forest traffic stop, gets caught 3 hours later

Michael Anthony Allen (Wake Forest Police Department)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Franklinton man has been arrested after fleeing on foot from a traffic stop Monday morning in Wake Forest, according to a Town of Wake Forest official.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., Wake Forest police made a traffic stop along N.C. Highway 98 near Falls of Neuse Road. Michael Anthony Allen, of the 100 block of Pokomoke Road, was wanted for a felony probation violation.


During the traffic stop, Allen fled the scene on foot and ran into the Wakefield community, officials said.

In addition to the Wake Forest Police Department, Raleigh police officers and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist in the search for Allen.


Around three hours after the traffic stop, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Raleigh police found Allen in the Wakefield community following a tip from a resident, officials said.

Wakefield High School was briefly locked down during the search effort, but no one in the school was ever in danger, school officials said.

Allen has been charged with felony larceny, driving while licensed revoked, careless and reckless driving, and resist, delay and obstruct. Additional charges may be filed pending further investigation.

He is currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center.

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